|The award||How you will study||Study duration||Course start||Domestic course fees||International course fees|
|BA (Hons)||Full-time, Part-time||3 - 9 years||September||GBP 9250 per year||GBP 16500 per year|
Embark on our creative writing degree and from the very start you'll study and practise the art and craft of writing in a wide range of established and new forms, from prose fiction and poetry, to screenwriting and writing for computer games. You'll also focus on how writers read texts, how we can learn from them and how to add your own voice into the ongoing conversation of literature.
You'll learn from award-winning, leading poets, novelists and scriptwriters at the renowned Manchester Writing School - writers who know what it takes to turn a flash of inspiration into brilliant words on the page. The course also has a strong emphasis on professional development, and in our practical 'Beyond the Page' units you'll look at professional practice in the literary industry and working in the cultural industry in general. In our workshops, you'll study the formal aspects of creative writing as well as putting your own skills into practice.
If you choose the placement route, you will be able to spend the third year of your studies on an industry placement. A placement is a key element of the course as it allows you to apply university-based knowledge, skills and understanding to the real world of work. It also gives you an advantage when you begin looking for your first job upon graduating. You may also have the opportunity to spend a year expanding your horizons, either studying with one of our partner universities overseas, or working on a placement within the industry.
All of this culminates, in your final year, in a challenging creative writing project of your own. And for those looking to develop their craft still further, this degree is excellent preparation for our MA/MFA Creative Writing.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE POINTS
26 IB Diploma Points or 104-112 UCAS tariff points from Higher Level.
IELTS SCORE REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
6.0 overall with no individual element below 5.5
There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.
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